• Konica Minolta Appoints Mark Ash as Director of its Professional Print & Industrial Print Division in the UK

    By Converter on September 8, 2020
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announced the appointment of Mark Ash to the role of Director for its Professional Print and Industrial Print Division in the UK. This is a key growth area for Konica Minolta globally with leading technologies across many markets. On 1st September 2020 the CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd, Rob Ferris appointed […]

    By Converter on September 7, 2020
    Three of the UK’s leading print companies are merging to form one large organisation. Precision Printing which has sites in both London and Sunderland, Sheffield-based ProCo Print and Prime Group in Nottingham will from today ( 7 September 2020) become the Precision Proco Group, a multi-million pound operation which will be at the forefront of print delivery. The merger will also […]
  • AccurioLabel 230 creates new opportunities for Direct Labels UK

    By Converter on August 27, 2020
    Adding to its digital capabilities, Direct Labels UK in Nottingham has installed a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 toner press to work alongside an established inkjet machine. The new press will ensure that the label specialist can offer the flexibility needed in the current climate and deliver any quantity of high-quality labels in just a few days. In response to changing […]
  • Switch 2020 spring release

    By Converter on August 27, 2020
    Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing, and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of Switch 2020 spring. Enfocus is committing this release to those who create the workflows that help print service providers build winning print services. Administrators are given more powerful tools and the freedom to design automation that allows businesses […]
  • Alupro to sponsor Student Starpack Awards

    By Converter on August 27, 2020
    Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has been announced as the latest sponsor of the 2021 Student Starpack Awards. Organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the competition challenges university students to identify creative packaging solutions to problems set by leading brands. As part of the agreement, Alupro has provided a comprehensive brief, tasking applicants with the […]
  • The Label Makers sustainable solution reinforces tanning brand’s eco-friendly credentials

    By Converter on August 18, 2020
    Bradford-based The Label Makers has teamed up with leading distributors of branded fragrance and beauty, Rainbow Cosmetics, to give their multi award-winning self-tan brand, Sunkissed, an eco-friendly makeover. Family-run Rainbow Cosmetics was established in 1990 to wholesale top brand fragrances and cosmetics. More recently, the firm established a separate division that allowed them to focus on building their own brands, […]
  • Recyclable Moisture Barrier Coating for the Food Packaging Industry

    By Converter on July 24, 2020
    Retail and consumer food packaging often relies on polyethylene or “wax” coated paper and cardboard to resist moisture and seal out contaminants. The problem is that these packaging materials are much more difficult to re-pulp than regular uncoated paper and corrugated board and typically cannot be recycled through normal channels. To replace these environmentally problematic materials, Cortec Corporation has pioneered EcoShield Barrier […]

    By Converter on July 20, 2020
    Essentra Tapes has combined the benefits of easy opening and enhanced branding with its latest printed tear tapes for Tosama, a leading European provider of sanitary products. Established in 1923, Tosama now produces more than 750 million tampons a year and is the second largest manufacturer in Europe, using mostly cotton and organic cotton. Already a user of standard SupaStrip […]
  • PPG INNOVEL non-BPA packaging coatings selected for China’s iconic JDB herbal tea

    By Converter on July 20, 2020
    PPG announced that China’s JDB Group selected PPG INNOVEL non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings for beverage cans for its iconic Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea. The companies, along with JDB Group’s beverage can and end manufacturers, worked closely to select and test a coatings solution that met Chinese and international packaging standards for food contact materials to enable the brand’s […]
  • Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging

    By Converter on July 17, 2020
    Packaging and paper group Mondi, has partnered with Austrian meat producer Hütthaler to produce a fully recyclable thermoforming film made from a mono-material for their meat and sausage products. The film is made of a mono-material solution that can be fully recycled and provides a barrier to protect the food and extend its shelf life. The independent cyclos-HTP Institute for […]